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17 April 2020

Rishi Sunak extends the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to June 2020

Introduced by

HM Treasury

Targeted at

Businesses, employees


First announced on 20 March 2020. Extended to June on 17 April. Launched on 20 April

Stated aims

To protect jobs and incomes affected as a result of the COVID-19 response


Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended to June 2020 to reflect the extension of social distancing measures.


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